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  1. The Gift

From the album The Gospel of Tree Bark

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Lyrics

The Gift
by Anna Fritz

I’m alright in the winter,
but I’m gonna take a lover in the spring
‘cause I can’t bear
to feel the warm air
in the places where your hands have been
in the places where your hand have been.

I am alive in this body.
In it I move and I sing.
I’m made of the earth,
her power and girth
are the mold for my hips and my limbs.
They’re the mold for my hips and my limbs.

Made of dirt.
Carved from fallen stars.
Breath of life flows through me,
the gift I can’t deny.

Women have fought for my freedom.
I won’t honor their fight with my shame.
Their victory dwells
in my love of myself,
in my beauty that cannot be tamed.
In our beauty that cannot be tamed.

I’m alright in the winter.
Turning inward I know my own mind.
But then the wheel turns,
the fire it burns,
and the dancer, she seeks her own kind.
And a lover she’s going to find.

Made of dirt.
Carved from fallen stars.
Breath of life flows through me,
the gift I can’t deny.